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    AutoCAD Electrical uses the family name of a block to open up the correct table in the database. E.g. if the family name of a symbol is PB then AutoCAD Electrical will open the table PB when you select Lookup in the edit dialogue for the symbol. If the family name is VL it would open up the valve table.

    However, you may have hydraulic or pneumatic symbols that have the same family name as their electrical equivalent and want AutoCAD Electrical to lookup a different component specific type.

    The following explains how you can get AutoCAD Electrical to lookup a pneumatic or hydraulic specific table rather than the generic tables.